My early childhood years were spent as an Airforce brat in England and Germany. My teenage years were spent in the idyllic Cotswold village of Stow-on-the-Wold where I attended Westwoods Grammar School, Northleach. There I began to compose silly poems and I would write them on and in my exercise books. I then went to the University of Gloucestershire to study Computer Science. After graduating I worked for several companies as a software engineer, and was lucky enough to work with the test pilots of the Airbus A320 in Toulouse, France before joining an oil services company and being transferred to Houston, Tx where I have lived since 1993. I ended up working as head of global sofware development for Halliburton and I retired in 2014. I have 2 grandchildren in England and an unmarried daughter here in Houston. I still enjoy composing silly rhymes and created a book of poems for my grandson's first Christmas, called The Adventures of Oliver's Toys. I now have a granddaughter named Lucy and am working on a similar book for her. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, sailing, birding, woodworking, photography, golfing, and playing music.